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Telecommunications regulatory update - July 2015
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • July 31 2015

The Government has released research into the extent of online copyright infringement in Australia and why people choose to consume content illegally

French court orders the blockade on The Pirate Bay
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • January 14 2015

France has become the latest of a long list of countries to have blocked access to The Pirate Bay website following a ruling of the Paris Court

Copyright law still clouded following US Aereo decision
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia, USA
  • July 4 2014

In a significant decision for content owners and cloud service providers, on Wednesday 25 June 2014 the US Supreme Court has ruled that Aereo Inc's

CJEU issues ruling on internet browsing technology in the Meltwater case
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • June 5 2014

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) today issued its decision in the Meltwater Case C-36013, a long-running (5 year) dispute between

Italian broadcaster obtains injunction against website facilitating illegal football streaming
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Italy
  • October 14 2013

In an injunction issued on 16 July 2013, the Civil Court of Rome ruled that by providing links to streaming services, an Italian news website had

High Court grants FAPL site-blocking injunctions against websites providing live streaming of football matches
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • United Kingdom
  • August 6 2013

On 16 July Mr Justice Arnold handed down his decision in FAPL v BSkyB in which he granted blocking injunctions against six major UK ISPs in relation

ALRC copyright and the digital economy update
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • September 14 2012

On 20 August 2012, the ALRC released its first issues paper for its Inquiry into Copyright and the Digital Economy in Australia

EU Commission's proposal for a directive on collective rights management
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • European Union
  • July 27 2012

The Commission's proposal aims to establish a legal framework for the collective management of rights that are administered by collecting societies on behalf of rights holders

ISP's safe under Australian law for now
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • May 22 2012

On April 20 Australia's highest court found that internet service provider iiNet was not responsible for the infringing acts of its customers, upholding a 2011 decision of Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia

US: "6 strikes and you're out" to be implemented
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • USA
  • May 22 2012

In July last year, several of the USA's major ISPs launched a collaborative bid to combat online copyright infringement